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Topmast Maritime training

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Learn to sail or powerboat with Topmast, an RYA Training Centre in Kingston, Ontario.

RYA Training

Royal Yachting Association courses from beginner to advanced, both sail & power

Professional Instructors

Our Instructors are trained to the highest standards in sail training worldwide

International Certification

RYA certification is accepted all over the world.  You can get a legitimate ICC here

Training You Can Trust

If you learn to sail with Topmast you can expect:



Safety First


Unmatched Support


New Ideas


Extensive resources


Endless possibilities


Friendly Faces


Advanced Techniques


Small Groups

What We Offer

RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper

Whether you are a beginner or already have some experience and want to get better, learn to sail with Topmast.  Our live-aboard courses are fun, informative and a great experience.

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One-to-One Training

Get some professional coaching and build your boating confidence.  Docking, boat handling, sail trim or passage making, we can help.  We can also come to you and coach you on your boat.

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Our professionals can assist you with a boat purchase, route planning, safety considerations and anything else that you need some in depth guidance on (as long as it’s just about boats!).

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Do you want to work on yachts?

RYA certificates are essential for getting work in the yachting industry.  Topmast offers the much sort after RYA PB 1&2 and trains students up to the level of Yachtmaster.  If you can see yourself working on yachts then we can help make it happen.

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Powerboat Training

If you are new to powerboats, want an ICC for chartering a powerboat in the canals of Europe or need an RYA powerboat certificate for work, then Topmast is ready and able to train you.

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Topmast is an RYA Training Centre.  The RYA training scheme is recognised as an industry leader when it comes to teaching safe skills to boaters. Based in the UK it focuses on current best practice, delivered by instructors who are trained to a higher standard than any other boating organisation in the world.  The Yachtmaster curriculum, pioneered by the RYA, is sought after by serious boaters and those seeking a career in yachting, especially the Superyacht industry. RYA practical and theory courses are the foundation of this scheme and a must-have for anyone serious about boating – either for cruising, charter or as a career. Why not learn to sail the RYA way and become a better boater!

The 1000 Islands


A Wolfe Island Sunset

The Kingston Yacht Club

Making New Friends

Next Upcoming Event
8 May 2024
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